Flash Fiction: Under Ashes

“Anything worth a damn is made on a coast and ships from a coast. By air or sea.” That's what the president said. At least, it's what was reported on the shadow web that snakes through the makeshift network of “smart” stoves and washing machines and automobiles (if you can afford them!) and can openers... Continue Reading →

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Hey, Your Earrings Are Ringing

The title comes from a tweet about Apple's "AirPods" and my response on Twitter earlier today: https://twitter.com/LanceUlanoff/status/773603687327379456 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/773639680042545153 The explosion of itty-bitty technological gadgets that would make 1970s Q from James Bond movies turn radioactive glowing green with envy... ...has been absolutely amazing this last decade or so. It's old hat to the teens and early-twenties... Continue Reading →

SciFi News Network 2062: Self-Driving Vehicle Kills Three

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2062 WESTON, Mass. Three pedestrians were killed Sunday when a self-driving car's operating system was compromised outside a weekend farmers' market in Weston, a wealthy suburb of Boston. Two local teens in the car were also treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries. Witnesses said the vehicle did not slow as it mounted the sidewalk and struck... Continue Reading →

13-Word Story: Sick Call, Late 21st Century

[This post originally appeared on my Patreon page on 3/30. Become a patron, see posts early, get free stories! Also, PLEASE DO share the image! It's very helpful!] So, about the actual post: someone tampering with a self-driving car's software/firmware is already a much-discussed concern. Most of the articles I've seen have explored the possibility... Continue Reading →

The Most Stylish Tinfoil Hat EVAR

So, yeah. Crowdfunding for a hat to guard your head from electromagnetic rays. The copy on the kickstarter caters to the casual worrier about various electromagnetic effects entering the skull, but you can bet the hardcore conspiracy theorist will be happy to have access to a mind control ray blocking hat that looks like a... Continue Reading →

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